Augusta, Ga.

The green jackets have stuck 13 pins within six paces of the edge for today. I just walked the course and what struck me were the placements on 12 and 13. Not that they're unusual, but they could be pivotal, once again.

On 12, the pin is back right. Anything short will probably roll back into the creek. Long leaves a delicate chip or pitch. If a player doesn't feel he needs a birdie there, he might be wise to hit it in the front bunker and take his chances at getting up and down.

On 13, the pin is front right. It's an easy target for a short club, because of the natural backstop of the ridge. It's a very tough target if you want to go for it in two, although the greens have been remarkably receptive this week because of the damp conditions.

At noon, I'll be live on talking about today ,and the week at The Masters.